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Paris Manhattan

Paris Manhattan (2013)

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7

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The eternal wisdom of Woody Allen informs PARIS-MANHATTAN, debut writer/director Sophie Lellouche's charming and warm-hearted romantic comedy about a young woman whose choices in life and love are shaped by the philosophies of her favourite filmmaker. (c) Official Site

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Siphons off bits of "Play It Again, Sam," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Manhattan Murder Mystery" in its underwhelming tale of a thirtysomething Parisian's search for Mr. Right.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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One supposes that if, by some unlikely convergence of circumstance, the mind that came up with this premise could also invest it with wit, the result would have seemed like genius. It does not.

May 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsday
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The premise of Paris-Manhattan is simple enough; unfortunately, so is everything else about writer-director Sophie Lellouche's debut feature film.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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"Paris Manhattan" uses a character with a Woody Allen obsession as an excuse to pilfer words and ideas far beyond its ability to synthesize them.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Lellouche, in making her homage to Allen, left out one of his essential qualities: bite. "Paris-Manhattan" drifts by and never leaves a single toothmark.

April 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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[A] shallow, witless but pretty enough French ode to Woody Allen, couched in a loose revision of 1972's Play It Again, Sam.

April 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Lellouche does herself no favours by wearing such influences on her sleeve, yet her cast are game, the locations look great, and the whole enterprise has an agreeably frothy touch.

July 16, 2013 Full Review Source: The List
The List

This attempt to Re-Play It Again, Sam isn't nearly as amusing as Allen's early, funny films. Mind you, neither is Allen nowadays.

July 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Scotsman
Scotsman

It's less affectionate homage than deeply freaky case study.

July 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

The result is merely to make Mr Allen seem more like a genius and the people behind this monstrosity more like . . . Well, let's not get into unkind zoological comparisons.

July 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Irish Times
Irish Times

This fizzy romantic comedy is slight but charming and perks up considerably when Allen himself makes an appearance.

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags.

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

By itself, this would just be one of those workmanlike relationship films the French turn out by the yard; but all the Allen stuff throws its mediocrity into sharp relief.

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

This beautifully shot French romantic comedy about a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist struggling to find love in Paris is passionately directed, emotionally engaging and absolutely charming.

July 4, 2013 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Sophie Lellouche's slick debut is chock-full of Woody-com quotes and references, yet it remains an inconsequential, undernourished trifle that does sod-all with its potential.

July 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

First-time director Sophie Lellouche keeps this puff pastry-thin piece of romantic fluff as light and inconsequential as it needs to be.

December 26, 2012 Full Review Source: 3AW

As light and airy as a soufflé, but not without charm. Taglioni and Bruel are both convincing as the reluctant lovers who just might embrace the inevitable.

December 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia
Empire Magazine Australasia

The cinematic equivalent of a lite & easy meal

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Audience Reviews for Paris Manhattan

A romantic comedy that is not romantic nor funny; instead, it is silly and uninteresting in the same proportion - and not even an adorable cameo by Woody Allen himself is able to lift this movie from the mere ordinary.
July 24, 2012
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